Roger Friedman

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News. He writes for Parade magazine and has written for Details, Vogue, the New York Times, Post, and Daily News and many other publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals.
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Never bet against "Crazy Rich Asians." Jon M. Chu's Cinderella-esque comedy set in Singapore among upscale Chinese is number 1 for the weekend. Last...
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I wrote a couple of weeks ago that actress Ruth Wilson's abrupt exit from Showtime's "The Affair" may have been about pay parity. Wilson...
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I'm seeing a lot of fictional stories about Aretha Franklin on the interwebs this morning. Here's the real story of how the Queen of Soul...
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Donald Trump remembered the great Aretha Franklin today as someone who "worked" for him. I don't know who or what he's talking about-- and...
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It's been a tough day. But this news is gratifying. Fans have put 18 singles and 17 albums by Aretha Franklin on the iTunes charts. Aretha...
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Aretha Franklin had duet hits with George Michael and Annie Lennox later in...
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Clive Davis has posted a message on Twitter about Aretha Franklin. He wrote: "I’m absolutely devastated by Aretha’s passing. She was truly one of a...
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Exclusive: Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert Planned for NYC November 14th, She Approved It I...
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Neil Burger's excellent comedy, "The Upside," has found a home. STX has partnered with the Weinstein Company's assets buyer, Lantern, to release the film....
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Raise your hand if you thought Jack Nicholson would never actually make the American version of "Toni Erdmann." Nicholson's last film was in 2010, and...